Rinspeed amphibian vehicle sets new record on sea (VIDEO)

Big Boss of Swiss car design company Rinspeed, Frank Rinderknecht, put himself in the Guinness Book of Records as he crossed the English Channel in a selfdesigned amphibious vehicle called Splash –wonder why…. Rinderknecht set a new world record for crossing the Channel -193 minutes and 47 seconds.

"It was like a giant slalom on an alpine mogul piste. The only difference was that it was not flexible poles we had to get round but enormous tankers and container vessels," said Rinderknecht

The Rinspeed "Splash" - a concept amphibious vehicle that was unveiled in the Geneva Motor Show in 2004, skims over the water on extendable wings like a hydrofoil. Packed with a 140 Hp, 750 ccm two cylinder, 4 stroke Weber Motor engine, the Splash can go up to 80 km/h in the sea, but at that speed even small waves feel as hard as rock. Watch the videos bellow

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